Southern States Violent Crime

Woman Allegedly Shot by Her Son in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 59-year-old woman was listed in critical condition Friday night after allegedly being shot by her adult son, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called to investigate reports of a verbal domestic disturbance at about 8:50 p.m. in the 14000 block of Bridgewater Crossings Boulevard, near Windermere.

It was the mother who called 911, officials said.

When investigators arrived at the house, the front door was open and three family members were arguing. Then, authorities heard a gunshot and requested backup.

Deputies entered through the back of the house and made contact with the adult son, who was trying to exit.

He was taken into police custody and was in the process of being questioned, at last check.

Deputies found the woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to a hospital in Winter Garden.

Investigators are also questioning the stepfather.

No names have been released.

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